Digital Workplace Strategy: Involving the Right Teams

To create a digital workplace strategy that improves the employee experience and supports overarching business goals, the first order of business (and by no means the easiest) is to identify the key stakeholders and assemble the right team for the initiative. If the...
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Modern Technology (and Trust) for Communicators

Corporate communications, according to the latest crowd-sourced definition on Wikipedia, ”is a set of activities involved in managing and orchestrating all internal and external communications aimed at creating favorable point of view among stakeholders on which the...
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Creating a Decentralized Intranet News & Content Team

Save time, save money – these are principal objectives of content management (and intranet news). In short, content management describes the process of easily creating, managing and publishing online content and intranet news with neither programming nor technical...
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Walmart Trains Managers with Employee Video Game

The World’s largest employer is using an employee video game to attract and develop a new generation of managers. Spark City, Walmart’s new mobile management game, trains managers while they play. Modelled on popular mobile resource management games like Sims and...
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SharePoint for Communicators & Content Management

Microsoft SharePoint has conquered the enterprise intranet. Although the conquest is never as bloody nor expensive as more invasive wars, such as those by the Mongols under Genghis Khan, intranet users are not always thrilled by the structure and usability of...
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The New Social Intranet 2019

All-the-rage 10 years ago, collaboration on the social intranet is now part of the weekly work routine for most knowledge workers. The social intranet is at the hub of this collaboration and the underpinning technology continues to innovate and evolve. About 90% of...
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Early-Bird Rate: 2019 Digital Workplace & Intranet Global Forum

The Early-Bird Rate is open for the 2019 Digital Workplace & Intranet Global Forum at Times Square, New York - Nov. 19 & 20. Now two full days with a half-day workshop on Intranet Planning & Governance on Day two. The 2019 Digital Workplace & Intranet...
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Intranet software revolution

The digital workplace is revolutionizing at high-speed; leading the charge is the intranet. The intranet is the gateway to employee tools, and all internal applications. From custom-built solutions to portals, and complete digital workplace solutions, intranet...
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Intranet information architecture: don’t reinvent the wheel

I can’t find anything! This is the number one ‘intranet’ complaint of most employees at most organizations, regardless of size, industry and geographic location. Notwithstanding the effectiveness of the search engine which, more often than not, is rated as being...
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Intranet Design: Less is More

"I only use the intranet when I have a purpose. I go on to find something as quick as possible and then I’m off," said an employee during an intranet focus group earlier today. Employee focus groups that test intranet design concepts and approaches are very revealing....

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The intranet redesign process

The best intranets don't come out of a box. Great intranets require a lot of work, and many months, if not years of planning and preparation. Case in point: the most recent Intranet Design Annual (NNG) featured 10 winning intranets; the average cycle for an intranet...

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Strategic Intranet Design

An intranet is not a website. Employees are not consumers. Employees don’t shop or seek to be entertained on the intranet. They use the intranet far differently than they use the Internet. They want something very specific, as fast as possible, and then they’re gone....

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The Truth About The New SharePoint

Microsoft rules the enterprise technology market. Email, operating systems, office productivity tools (think Word and Office), and now the intranet, with Microsoft SharePoint. They don’t just want your business, they want to run your business, and own the digital...

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Intranet Content Management in a Social World

Your intranet is hungry for good content; but it’s awash in bad, stale content. Feeding the intranet ‘monster' once was a primary concern for corporate communications, but now it’s culling the dead and fallen. Old documents, unused team sites, poorly written titles,...

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Modernizing the Intranet

Contrary to popular belief, the intranet is not entirely obsolete. The average intranet needs a face lift, and a new technology platform, but the intranet is still seen as a critical communications and business process system in most organizations. However, the...

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The New SharePoint: SharePoint 2019

“At the center of digital transformation, isn’t technology, it’s people,” says Seth Patton, GM, for Microsoft Office 365 Product Marketing, opening up this year’s SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas. “It’s about fostering a culture of work and embracing workplace...

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7 Traits of A Winning Intranet (Part II)

Winning intranets tend to vary in look and feel, with different user experiences, applications, technology, and approaches to content and governance. And they should – every organization and culture is unique, and the intranet and digital workplace should reflect that...

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